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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.
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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The view! The View! The View! Make sure you have a reservation before driving up. You will have to wait for a table, even with a reservation, however the view is sooo worthy. The pasta was good and my fish was done to perfection. Amazing dessert!

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Plano, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Not much to see as you can't go inside the lighthouse. But you can take the bus up to the light house for cheap and eat at the restaurant next to it.

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Granite bay, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Aruba doesn't have a lot of sightseeing locales but this is one of the few spots to see if you do drive around. Nice view from there. Spent 10 minutes taking pics. You can't go inside it.

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Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I think this would be an awesome site for a wedding reception. I don't know if they do them though. Food was good, wait staff were friendly. But the view is awesome.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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133 reviews 133 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse has a little history however it isn't extremely interesting. About the only advantage of visiting is for the photographs. Local tour companies bring busloads of tourists to the area. There are small food/drink wagons there if you get hungry or thirsty too. It's a short drive from the Palm Beach area so if you have a vehicle at... More

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Virginia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We drove up to the lighthouse since it's only about 10 mins from Palm Beach. Some nice views for pictures, but if you're booked with other activities, make the lighthouse a "if we have time" activity.

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Darlington, South Carolina
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36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The drive along the coast and to the far end of Aruba (which is not very long) was free and beautiful. It also gave us a chance to see what money can buy----away from the resorts. The houses were beautiful and the owners looked very healthy. The lighthouse is pretty typical and cannot be entered, but the view is terrific.... More

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Plantsville, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stopped here on our island tour. Interesting story and great view looking back toward the high rise hotel area.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One morning before heading down to Eagle Beach to do some jet skis we took a quick drive up the coast to the California Light house. During the jeep tour we drive by but did not get a chance to take in the views so we had time and we went to take another look. The lighthouse has seen better... More

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South Eastern US
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we stayed on other part of the island, so rented a car to explore & this was on the list. It was a good reason for us to visit this part of the island, else we would have probably skipped it. Not much in the area else to see, nor really along the way. When we got there, there were... More

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